2015 Major Event Schedule in Busan


In 2015, there will be an abundance of festivals and international events held in Busan where you can make many wonderful memories to remember your stay.

Please refer to the 2015 major event schedule below before planning your trip to Busan.

*Dates and times are subject to change without prior notice.


The New Year Festival – January 1, Haeundae Beach

28th Polar Bear Swim Festival – January 4, Haeundae Beach


2015 IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors – March 26 – 29, BEXCO

33rd Busan Theater Festival – March 27 – April 11, Busan Cultural Center

Urban Agriculture Exhibition – March 26 – 29, BEXCO


32nd Busan Int’l Short Film Festival – April 24 – 28, Busan Cinema Center, etc.

7th Busan Citizen Bicycle Festival – April 26, Asiad Main Stadium, Spo1

12th Busan Int’l Performing Arts Festival – April 29 – May 10, Busan Cultural Center

4th Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival – April, Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu


Joseon Tongsinsa Festival – May 1 – 3, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2015 – May 7 – 9, BEXCO

14th Busan Science Festival – May 9 – 10 , Gungnimaru

Busan Int’l Machinery Fair – May 20 – 23, BEXCO

11th Busan Int’l Dance Festival – May 29 – June 2, Busan Cultural Center

8th Busan Port Festival – May 29 – 31 Dongsam Innovative City area

Busan Super Cup Int’l Yacht Race 2015 – May, Yachting Center


Busan River Sports Festival – June, Nakdong and Suyeong Rivers

Art Show Busan 2015 – June 4 – 8, BEXCO

Tour de Korea 2015 – June 6, venue to be announced

24th Busan Dance Festival – June 13 – 16, Busan Cultural Center

Busan Mayor’s Cup Int’l Surfing Championship – June, Haeundae Beach

Busan Open 2015 – Wheelchair Tennis in June, Spo1

Busan Int’l Anti-Aging Expo – June, BEXCO




10th Busan Int’l Kids’ Film Festival – July 23-28, Busan Cinema Center

41st Busan Art Contest – July – August, Busan Museum of Art

Busan Marine Sports 2015 – July – August, beaches in Busan


20th Busan Sea Festival – August 1 – 7, Haeundae Beach, etc.

10th Busan Int’l Magic Festival – August 6 – 9, Haeundae Beach, etc.

16th Busan Int’l Rock Festival – August 7- 9, Samnak Ecological Park

2015 Busan Int’l Advertising Festival – August 20 – 22, BEXCO

6th Busan Robot Contest – August 20 – 22, BEXCO

3rd Busan Int’l Comedy Festival – end of August, Busan Cinema Center

2015 Busan MICE Festival – end of August, BEXCO, etc.


Environment & Energy Tech 2015 – September 2-4, BEXCO

3rd Busan Global Water Forum – September 3-4, BEXCO

2015 Busan Maru Int’l Music Festival – September 4-11, Busan Cultural Center

ISU World Congress 2015 – September 6-11, BEXCO

18th Busan Int’l Travel Fair – September 11-14, BEXCO

2015 Busan Int’l Medical Tourism Convention – September 11 – 13, BEXCO

Korea Open Busan Int’l Dragon Boat Regatta – September, Suyeong River

IT EXPO BUSAN 2015 – September, BEXCO

Cloud Expo Korea 2015 – September, BEXCO

9th World Ocean Forum – September, BEXCO


20th Busan Int’l Film Festival – Oct. 1- 10, Busan Cinema Center, etc.

36th Busan Citizens’ Day – October 5, Busan City Hall

15th Busan Int’l Film Commission & Industry Showcase – October 3-6, BEXCO

Asian Film Policy Forum – October 4-5, Haeundae Grand Hotel

2015 Asia Song Festival – October 9, Asiad Main Stadium

Busan Choral Festival & Competition – October 14-17, Busan Cultural Center

70th U.N. Day Commemorative Ceremony – October 23, UN Memorial Cemetery

11th Busan Fireworks Festival – October 23 – 24, Gwangalli Beach area

Korea Int’l Marine Leisure Week – October, Yachting Center and BEXCO

Busan Cup Women’s Int’l Match Race – October, Haeundae Dongbaekseom Island

Busan Jagalchi Festival – October, Jagalchi Market

Busan Int’l Food Expo 2015 – October, BEXCO

Busan Int’l Architectural Culture Festival – October, BEXCO


Busan Int’l Footwear, Textile & Fashion Week – November 5-7, BEXCO

Busan Int’l Seafood & Fisheries EXPO (BISFE 2015) -November 12-14, BEXCO

G-Star 2015 Int’l Game Exhibition – November 12 – 15, BEXCO

7th Busan Christmas Tree Cultural Festival – November 28- January 3, 2016 around Gwangbok-ro area

Busan Universiade for Digital Contents – November, BEXCO

7th Busan Galmaetgil Festival – November, All of Busan

Busan Int’l Money Show – November, BEXCO


Bell-Tolling Ceremony on New Year’s Eve – December 31, Yongdusan Park

Source: Busan City News

The Latest Haps


City Wants to Reduce Speed Limit on All Roads in Busan

A plan to lower the speed limit of all of roads in Busan from the current 60 kilometers per hour to 50 kilometers per hour will be promoted.


Subway Line 1 Connecting to Dadaepo Beach to Open Next Month

Subway line 1’s new extension from Sinpyeong to Dadae-po is expected to open on April 20th.


Busan City Looks to Solve Centum City Traffic Problems

The city office is going to create an access road on Gwangan Bridge to help combat traffic congestion in Centum City.


Busan City Looking to Prevent Spring Forest Fires

The city of Busan established special countermeasures designed to help prevent large forest fires since spring is about to arrive with an increased likelihood of fires due to dry weather.


Ha Ha Hole Returns Friday With a New Theme

The monthly Ha Ha Hole returns this Friday night and it’s looking for female comics to take center stage.


New Zealand’s ‘Moses’ to Perform at Basement this Friday

Psychedelic shoegaze from New Zealand, Moses, will be performing in Busan Friday, March 10, on the Busan leg of their Whareama album release tour.


Up to 2,000 People Expected to be Involved in “Black Panther” Shooting

Around 2,000 people are expected to be involved in Marvel Comics “Black Panther” shooting in Busan.


4th Busan International Boat Show Begins Today

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10 Second Korean: ~ 가주세요 [ gajuseyo ]

Easy and quick Korean expressions!


National Trivia Night Returns This Sunday

Test your brain against the best in the country as HQ Gwangan once again is hosting National Trivia Night this Sunday evening at 7 p.m.


BIWA to Host Mardi Gras Ball in April

The Busan International Women’s Association is hosting a “Mardi Gras Ball” on Saturday, April 22nd at the Haeundae Grand Hotel.


Paradise Hotel’s ‘Nampoong’ Presents New Dim Sum Course

The Paradise Hotel’s third floor Chinese restaurant ‘Nampoong’ has introduced a new dim sum course meal for spring.


Basement Celebrates its 15th Anniversary This Friday

One of Busan’s most legendary watering holes is celebrating its 15th anniversary this Friday night.


Jeju Air to Offer Big Promo on all its Flights From Gimhae

Jeju Air will hold a big promotional event with great prices on domestic and international tickets from the 23rd of March through the 5th of April.


Video: Busan’s Top Eight Spring Flower Spots

Check out this video from the city that shows the top eight spring flower spots in Busan.


Jinhae’s Cherry Blossoms Expected to be in Full Bloom for its Festival This Year

The opening ceremony of Gyeongnam’s Jinhae Naval Port Festival, the nation’s largest spring flower festival, is coming up in 10 days.


Sajik Stadium to Charge Parking From this Year

Drivers will have to pay for their parking at the attached parking area of Sajik Stadium starting from the next month.


Giants to Have Two Lee Dae-ho ‘Cheering Zone’ Home Games

The Lotte Giants, will have a special “Lee Dae Ho Cheering Zone” at the opening home game on April 4th and the first weekend home game on April 8th.


Guide to Trekking in Seoraksan National Park

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